Traumatic Brain Injury

Seattle Seahawks Owner Donates $2.4 Million to Study Traumatic Brain Injury

Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen has funded $2.4 million to study the long-term effects of traumatic brain injury, such as blow(s) to the head, on individuals. Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Medical Advisory Board, will serve as one of the principal investigators.

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Medical Advisory Board Member on Research Team to Investigate Long-Term Outcomes of TBI

Dr. Richard Ellenbogen, a UW neurosurgeon and a member of the Hydrocephalus Association Medical Advisory Board, will serve as a principal investigator on a two-year, $2.4 million study looking into the long-term implications of damage to the brain caused by TBI, funded by Seattle Seahawks owner and Microsoft Co-founder, Paul Allen.

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Neurologist Specializing in CTE Receives Champion of Hope Award

Dr. Barry Jordan of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital will be honored with the Champion of Hope award by the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS). He has extensive experience in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries, including chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive degenerative disease which can develop into Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus (NPH).

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TBI and Working Memory in Children

A study published in the Journal of Neurotrauma finds that traumatic brain injury in children can have long-term effects on cognitive and psychosocial functioning.

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$11 Million Center To Treat TBI in Veteran Population

Ft. Belvoir, Virginia, will house the National Intrepid Center of Excellence (NICoE) Satellite Center to provide returning service members treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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Hand-held Scanner Detects Brain Bleed In Minutes

The InfraScanner (TM) from MedLogic uses near-infrared (NIR) technology to detect a brain bleed after an injury so that medical professionals can make immediate decisions for a patient. The technology has been in use on the battlefield since 2008, but is now available to athletic programs for use at sporting events.

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Marines Complete 100 Mile Run for TBI

A group of Marines ran 100 miles in 24 hours to raise money for soldiers that are suffering from post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injury. The money raised will go to One Mind for Research, a Seattle-based organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries.

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DoD Announces the Creation of a Brain Tissue Repository

The Department of Defense announced the creation of a brain tissue repository that will assist researchers in understanding TBI and it’s underlying mechanisms in service members.

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Symptoms Still Present After 5 Years in Troops Diagnosed with TBI

Nextgov reports on a 15-year Pentagon Study mandated by Congress that shows that five years after a traumatic brain injury (TBI), 273,859 troops continued to experience significant symptoms and/or problems.

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DOD Creates Brain Tissue Repository

To help researchers understand the underlying mechanisms of traumatic brain injury in service members, the Department of Defense has established the world’s first brain tissue repository.

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President Announces Funding for BRAIN Initiative

President Obama announced that he is proposing $100 million in federal research dollars toward a brain mapping initiative that will ultimately open the door to better treatment options for many brain conditions, including traumatic brain injuries, Alzheimer’s disease, and stroke.

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Capt. Mark Kelly Keynotes Brain Injury Awareness Conference

NBC 7 San Diego reports that Captain Mark Kelly spoke at the annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference in Carlsbad, CA. He and his wife, former U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, know first hands the impact of traumatic brain injury and recovery after she survived a shooting in 2011.

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Teen Develops Hydrocephalus from Skateboarding Accident

The San Jose Mercury News shares the story of Everett Zamarron-Smith who developed hydrocephalus as the result of a skateboarding accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury.

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Risk for Developing Epilepsy Within First Year After TBI

Eleanor McDermid, Senior medwireNews Reporter, reports on a study that finds that patients are at particularly high risk for developing epilepsy during the first year after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI includes injuries caused by intracranial bleeding. Dr. Chien-Chang Liao of the Taipei Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and co-workers in the Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry reported the findings.

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Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center Receives $6.65 Million in TBI Research Grants

The Mount Sinai Brain Injury Research Center has received two prestigious grants totaling $6.65 million to fund research on traumatic brain injury (TBI) over the next five years. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research are the two grantees.

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Federal Officials Designate Two Indiana Hospitals as TBI Model System Sites

Indiana University School of Medicine and Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana are the two newest members of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Model System started in 1988 by the National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research.

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New Hampshire Veterans and Families Asked to Complete TBI Survey

The New Hampshire Legislative Commission to Study Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Traumatic Brain Injury is asking for the help of all New Hampshire veterans and family members to complete an 11-question survey. The survey is called “SHARE – Survey Helping to Advance Recovery Efforts.”

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